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International Student Services

Meet Our Staff

Yu "Yagi" Aoyagi

Title: Accelerator Programs Incoming Student Coordinator
International Student Services
Phone: 803-777-7461


B.A., Communication, Central Connecticut State University
B.B.A., Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan

Yagi supports International Accelerator Program students from the admission process until their completion of IAP. He manages immigration compliance and advising for IAP students until they matriculate as degree seeking students at UofSC.

Yagi provides outreach functions related to enrollment and visa processing to newly admitted and progressing international students entering USC through the Accelerator Programs. He has experience in supporting international students and international business expatriates in Texas, California, and New York. He was born in Tokyo, Japan, where he played collegiate baseball.  While on the team, they were the Japanese national college baseball champions. Yagi has a strong passion to support students engaging in international academic and athletic opportunities. 

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